Easily fits into the patient’s daily life with little effort.
Receiving a treatment that is inconspicuous and requires minimal effort on a day to day basis may sound like a dream but is a reality with these clear retainers (Invisalign Fulham). Each custom made retainer is to be worn for approximately 22 hours a day and is created out of a clear plastic that fits precisely to the patient’s teeth. This ensures that the treatment is as comfortable as possible whilst pushing the teeth into a newly aligned position. As if the fact that minimal discomfort is caused during treatment isn’t enough, alongside this is only those up close will be able to visibly see the retainer. This means that the patient can attend school, college or work with little fear of how their smile appears as it blends into the natural teeth perfectly.
Perfect for those with a nervous disposition towards the dentist.
When following the clear retainer treatment option for realigning the teeth, after the initial consultation there is one appointment to provide the patient with the custom made retainers and show them how to use them, then the checkups vary between 4 to 6 weeks. This enables those with a nervous disposition to receive a treatment that does not require visits every couple of weeks but still get a positive outcome and a dazzling smile.
The importance of the patient’s dedication.
Whilst removable retainers sound absolutely wonderful to most patients it is so important that they understand that this removable option is only to be used during times of food consumption and during oral hygiene routines. Knowing that they are easily removed without an appointment can be both a blessing and a hindrance. Whilst it is possible to go to the summer work do without the retainer, this always has an impact on the treatment and whilst you may have worn the retainer for 22 hours a day in the previous week, having a day off immediately starts undoing all the hard work put in. The patient’s dedication to the treatment is therefore so important so as to not delay the finishing result.
How long does the treatment take?
As long as the individual treatment plan set out by the patient’s dental team is followed precisely the realignment can in some cases be complete within as little as 6 months. It is important to remember though that these are just guidelines and based on mild cases of misalignment. Each case is different and therefore the dental team will advise accordingly. Either way, within a matter of weeks noticeable changes will be seen helping the patient to have faith in the process and leading them closer to the desired end goal. A straight and happy smile can be just a few months away when wearing these retainers.
Please note, all treatments and procedures can carry potential risks and therefore patients are advised to seek further information and advice from their local dental team on any mentioned in this article.